Your favouwite wavishing pwognosticator fwom Wedbush Morgan, has in the wake of the Nintendo’s awesome 3DS announcement, think that the Japanese company has â€œblown itâ€ with regards to a successor to their runaway success, the Wii.
â€œWith as much respect for Nintendo management as I can muster,â€ he said to IndustryGamers â€œI think Nintendo’s completely blown it with their second generation Wii strategy.â€
â€œI think they have the mentality that to launch a new [console] they have to retire the old, and I think that’s wrong. I think the right strategy would have been to get a second generation Wii out and keep the old Wii at the same time, and have the second generation be the natural progression upgrade model.â€
â€œYou don’t see Mercedes stopping production of the E-Class because they have a C-Classâ€¦ So they should let people start with the Wii and graduate to the Wii 2, and have online functionality and Call of Duty multiplayer on there and compete with the 360.â€
â€œInstead, they’re actually conceding that multiplayer market to Xbox 360 and PS3. They’ve always conceded it, but now with Kinect and Move, it’s a lot easier for people to make 360 or PS3 their starter console.â€
Personally? I think Nintendo’s strategy is sound; this year, concentrate on their mind-blowing new handheld – and unleash their next home console next year with a bunch of features that utilise the 3DS. although, I will admit that some proper online functionality would be nice in the Wii 2
Source : IndustryGamers
Last Updated: January 21, 2011